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Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 20, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
I helped a nurse adjust the contraption holding up his leg and was able to make myself useful by tying a secure double bowline to hold the counterweights. John and I joked to the nurse about the importance of deferring to an expert like myself to make sure that nothing could possibly go wrong with the knot. :)

That subject alone should have been good for three threads and 1,000 posts.
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
Rick, I stared at that knot all night! Lol

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 20, 2012 - 02:33pm PT

Good thing JL didn't tie the knot...

(is it too soon???)...


Trad climber
100% Canadian
Dec 20, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
So what happened to the Largo post indicating the funds raised will go towards his daughters travel expenses and "incidentals" ?

Don't forget to order "three cups of tea" ...
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Dec 20, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
In response to the post above, John told me that Krista had delivered the money to him and he asked me to thank everyone who contributed.

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 20, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
Thanks for the update Ricky.
Speedy recovery John. No sticking C4 to the bottom of your moon boot! Let 'er heal.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
Ahhhh, finally some GUD news and useful information on John. Thanks Ricky, good to talk with you the other day and glad you made it out to see family and John. Hope to see you in January if you get back out. Take care and thanks for the update.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
Largo in the hospital...Looking good!  Photo by Roccomazzo!
Largo in the hospital...Looking good! Photo by Roccomazzo!
Credit: Crimpergirl

Get well Largo! Hey, I think I see some chiseled brisket!

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:15pm PT


Is that an inflatable doll on the left in the photo???...


from out where the anecdotes roam
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
^^^ as per his nutritionist, that's a live game delivery slide. note greasy napkins ...
and the wiley gaze commonly seen only in the blue cloak, crested velociraptor
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
I was wondering what the purpose of that thing was myself, but my mind didn't go there until Locker chimed in.
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
It's a tent that pushes hot air around his leg and keeps the flap warm. Good circulation is crucial at this point so the flap takes. They test it every hour and listen for the pulse through the graft to check. I'm sure he'd rather it be a blow up doll though... BTW Ricks knot was great, but I couldn't stop thinking of horrible jokes either...
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
Riley, I was just saying that last night about heart patients, even I didn't think it would be this long...

BTW He still hadn't had too much to eat yesterday he looks much better after some grub.

Social climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:47pm PT

Trad climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
That guy still looks like a badass even in a hospital gown, with his leg in traction.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
Bwa ha ha;

"three cups of Largo"

Heal up fast, John.

Figures you would have a hanging tent.


Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:26am PT
Heal up strong, pay attention to all that rehab stuff.

The money will come.


El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:30am PT
Get that man some Mexican food STAT!

Hey Don Largo, get well soon.
Fish Finder

Social climber
Dec 21, 2012 - 08:36am PT

Hey John, would you like to spend a romantic Christmas at the Ahwahnee ?

The hospital is no place to spend Christmas.

Heal quickly and get home and relax.

I have been to several of these fund raisers or beg fests,
They arent very interesting until John Long shows up and grabs the mic

Humble is good but f#ck the pride

Get Better and give the go-ahead for "The Mutherf#ckin Fest of Ages"

We would all like to celebrate your well being and NOW seems like a good time to do it.

Tony Bird

Northridge, CA
Dec 21, 2012 - 10:10am PT
lying in a damn hospital bed that long makes anyone pale. he looks pretty good to me.

but, hey, the proper knot for that situation would have been a mule hitch, backed up with an overhand.
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